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Ounce Scale, The

 

Overview: Assist parents to become keener observers of developmental milestones.

Age Range: Birth–3:6 years old

Scoring Options: Ounce Online (ordered by phone at 1.800.627.7271) or manual scoring

Publication Date: 2003

 
 
 

Product Details

Ounce Online Administrator User Interface Update Coming July 2014!

Help parents become keener observers of developmental milestones

Most parents are quick to relate their kid’s “golden moments” — the first step, the first word, the funny dance. But they may not realize the more subtle yet important indicators of their child’s growth. The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents observe a range of relevant behaviors — so that you can better assess the child’s development.

Product details

Designed for use with infants and toddlers, The Ounce Scale is organized around six major developmental areas:

  • Personal connections: How children show they trust you
  • Feelings about self: How children express who they are
  • Relationships with other children: What children do around other children
  • Understanding and communicating: How children understand and communicate
  • Exploration and problem solving: How children explore and figure things out
  • Movement and coordination: How children move their bodies and use their hands to do things

Recommended uses

The Ounce Scale offers a meaningful way to evaluate and document children’s growth, accomplishments, areas of difficulty, and temperament. This versatile tool is used by:

  • Center-based childcare personnel
  • Early Head Start teachers
  • Home visitors
  • Parent support group leaders
  • Visiting nurses
  • Teen parenting program staff
  • Early interventional specialists
  • Family home daycare providers
  • Pediatricians and health aides

Benefits to you and the children you serve

  • Presents a highly reliable, criterion-referenced measure based on specific developmental standards
  • Helps meet Early Head Start and federal assessment requirements
  • Allows you to gather information from multiple perspectives, giving a more well-rounded picture of the child’s development
  • Takes a natural, whole-child approach to observation
  • Helps educate parents so that they can become more involved in decisions about their children
  • Supports early intervention for at-risk kids
  • Enables you to celebrate children’s achievements
  • Offers your district online tools to help streamline data collection and reporting

Materials

The Ounce Scale comprises three core components:

  • Observation Record — Provides a focus for observing and documenting children’s everyday behaviors and provides data for making evaluations
  • Family Album — Offers a structure for parents to learn about and record their child’s development
  • Developmental Profile — Enables caregivers and other staff to evaluate each child’s development and progress over time, comparing their observations
Ounce Online Pricing Annual License Fee per Child: $10.95
Contact us at 800.627.7271

Resources

Training

Past Webinars

  • Getting Started with Ounce Online

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. The core components of the Ounce Scale are Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile. This one-hour session is designed for administrators and child care providers who are using Ounce Online. The presenter will demonstrate how to create a class roster by adding teachers and children and how to use the online system to document observations.

    Date: Oct 21, 2014

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  • Overview of The Ounce Scale

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and other child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the core components of The Ounce Scale – Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile.

    Date: Jun 04, 2014

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  • Overview of The Ounce Scale

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and other child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the core components of The Ounce Scale – Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile.

    Date: Mar 05, 2014

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  • Introduction to the New Ounce Online

    Presenter: Misty Sprague

    The Ounce Online platform has been recently revised to improve workflow and ease of use. Please join us for this hour-long session that will walk through a variety of basic functionality including: adding students, completing journal entries, completing developmental profiles and summary reports. At the conclusion of the webinar we will also have a short question and answer session.

    Date: Sep 12, 2013

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Pricing & Ordering

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Manual Scoring
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce - Administrator Kit
    157212301X
    $142.80
     
    Ounce Scale Administrator's Kit: English (includes the Standards, User's Guide, Reproducible Masters, and one of each Observation Record and Family Album)
  • Ounce - Supplemental Kit, Spanish
    1572123494
    $59.20
     
    Administrator's Kit: Spanish, Includes one of each Family Album and Reproducible Masters
  • Ounce - Teacher Reference Kit
    1572122897
    $59.45
     
    Includes User's Guide, Standards for Developmental Profiles
  • Parent Family Album Kit, English
    1572128399
    $47.55
     
    Includes one of each Family Album in month ranges: 0-4, 4-8, 8-12, 12-18, 18-24, 24-30, 30-36, 36-42
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce - Scale User's Guide
    1572123001
    $26.55
     
  • Ounce - Scale Standards
    1572122900
    $44.60
     
    Standards for the Developmental Profiles
  • Ounce - Scale Staff Development Manual - 04C
    1572122722
    $116.25
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies I: 0-4 months
    1572122919
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies II: 4-8 months
    1572122927
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies III: 8-12 months
    1572122935
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies IV: 12-18 months
    1572122943
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Toddlers: 18-24 months
    1572122951
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Toddlers II: 24-30 months
    157212296X
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Toddlers III: 30-36 months
    1572122978
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Preschoolers: 36-42 months
    1572122986
    $29.00
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, English
    1572122994
    $20.40
     
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, English
    1572122994
    $20.40
     
  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, Spanish
    1572123362
    $20.40
     
  • Ounce - Scale Staff Development Manual - 04C
    1572122722
    $116.25
     
 
 
Intervention and Professional Materials
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  • Kits

    Price

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  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, Spanish
    1572123362
    $20.40
     
 
Ounce Parent Family Albums
 
 
  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Parent Family Album Kit, English
    1572128399
    $47.55
     
    Includes one of each Family Album in month ranges: 0-4, 4-8, 8-12, 12-18, 18-24, 24-30, 30-36, 36-42
  • Parent Family Album Kit, Spanish
    1572128402
    $47.55
     
    Includes one of each Family Album in month ranges: 0-4, 4-8, 8-12, 12-18, 18-24, 24-30, 30-36, 36-42
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies I: 0-4 months, English
    1572122811
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies II: 4-8 months, English
    157212282X
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies III: 8-12 months, English
    1572122838
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies IV: 12-18 months, English
    1572122846
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers I: 18-24 months, English
    1572122854
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers II: 24-30 months, English
    1572122862
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers III: 30-36 months, English
    1572122870
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Preschoolers: 36-42 months, English
    1572122889
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies 1: 0-4 months, Spanish
    1572123281
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies II: 4-8 months, Spanish
    157212329X
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies III: 8-12 months, Spanish
    1572123303
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies IV: 12-18 months, Spanish
    1572123311
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers: 18-24 months, Spanish
    157212332X
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers II: 24-30 months, Spanish
    1572123338
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers III: 30-36 months, Spanish
    1572123346
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Preschoolers: 36-42 months, Spanish
    1572123354
    $29.50
     
    Pkg of 5
 
 
 
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